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The electronic and electrical engineering (EEE) industry is a rapidly growing industry providing solutions for more sustainable and low carbon emission ways of living throughout the world. Electrification is at the heart of UK energy policies to create millions of green economy jobs between now and 2030. Creating, designing and managing EEE systems is vital in our society, from the generation of heat, light and power, to the ease and speed of communication that we have come to rely on. Electronics and Smart Controls are the core of gadgets and systems we use daily, from domestic home appliances to controlling vital manufacturing processes.

The department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is located on Thornton Science Park, a modern expressly-designed site located in Chester that profits from a recently-completed multi-million pound renovation that has created state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. We offer BEng, MEng and BEng with Foundation Year programmes of study, alongside our active research environment

The site was home to Shell UK’s exploration and research centre since the 1940s, and its takeover by the University heralded the opportunity to apply its legacy to the continuation of world-class innovation and research in the North West. Our goal is to provide our students with professional skills and a unique educational experience in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to help them develop the potential to become leaders in their areas.

The department holds workshops in all its key areas of research including International workshops on Terahertz and a bi-annual research workshops in Artificial Intelligence Multi-vector Energy Systems (AIMES) that provides access for undergraduate and postgraduate students to world leading researchers and organisations.  

Not only do students benefit from world-class laboratories furbished with state-of-the-art equipment, we are committed to achieving excellence and employability for students registered on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Students have the opportunity to complete industrial work placements during their first and second year of their degree, these can be with local, regional or national businesses. As well as offering invaluable, real-world work experience, this can lead to paid temporary or permanent work during or after their studies.

We offer a bursary of £1,200 for all completed first-year placements. A wide range of bursaries and scholarships are available to University of Chester students including a £500 bursary for all BEng and MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering students in their first year of study.

Library facilities are available to students both on the Thornton site and on the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, where students have their accommodation and recreational facilities. Many of our first year students qualify for guaranteed University accommodation and transport to and from the Thornton site is provided by the University.

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